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JULY 15th, 2022 |

Understand the Basics of ADA Claims

In order to file an ADA lawsuit, a person must be able to prove that he or she has a disability, which could include having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. A person who does not meet the definition of a qualified individual with a disability cannot bring an ADA claim.

What You Can Do To Avoid Being Sued By An ADA Plaintiff.

If you own a business, you need to make sure that you are aware of what you must do to avoid being sued by an ADA plaintiff. This includes making sure that you have accessible parking spaces, restrooms, and other facilities, as well as providing adequate signage and other visual aids.

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You need to know what the law requires.

If you think you might be facing an ADA lawsuit, contact us immediately. We will help you understand the requirements of the law and how to avoid being sued.

In 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Walgreens, alleging that the company failed to comply with the ADA by failing to accommodate a customer who used a wheelchair. The DOJ claimed that the pharmacy chain did not allow the customer to use a self-service kiosk to purchase his prescription medication.

In addition to requiring businesses to comply with the ADA, the Department of Justice has issued guidance to help businesses understand their obligations under the act. For example, if a business provides services to the general public, such as restaurants, hotels, retail stores, banks, and other establishments, then it must be accessible to people with disabilities. Especially If a business receives federal funding, then it must follow the guidelines set forth by the Department of Justice.

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Get the help of a CASp Inspector

Getting the help of expert CASp (Certified Access Specialists) can give you peace of mind knowing your business is compliant with the standards of the ADA and the most current regulations. Retaining a CASp Company proactively can save you thousands; however, even if you are hit with an ADA lawsuit, a professional CASp can often get the case dropped. As a business in California, you cannot afford not to be protected from costly ADA lawsuits.

Contact Building Principles, California's #1 ADA compliance company with over 25 years of construction and ADA compliance experience, and get your business protected today.

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We as a society are morally obligated to provide proper accessibility for the disabled. At Building Principles, we believe that most business owners have every intention of making their business fully accessible. Our CASp Inspectors aim to help those business owners with the best intentions provide an accessible place to purchase goods and services for everyone. By creating an accessible environment, you send a message to the almost 26% of Americans living with disabilities that you care and can positively affect your business.

If you are looking to get your business ADA compliant and want protection from costly ADA lawsuits. Don't hesitate and give us a call or contact us at the link below to get a quote for your business, and see how we can get your business accessible and protected today.

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